National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore invites applications for the Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (MAS) postgraduate scholarship and research grant in Malay Studies. Research on the work of Muhammad Ariff Ahmad will be given preference.
The MAS Postgraduate Scholarship and MAS Research Grant are dedicated to generate further Malay language, literature, education and culture corpuses by inviting applicants who are pursuing postgraduate studies in the relevant fields, and researchers who are embarking on academic explorations that elevate Malay cultural studies to cross-cultural and international discourses.
Applicants for MA and PhD scholarship are to enroll in NIE or other colleges in NTU.
Application for MAS Research Grant is open to all local or international scholars.

Worth of Award
  • Masters Degree – $10,000
  • Doctor of Philosophy – $15,000
  • Research Grant – up to $15,000
Disbursement of the Award

• Masters Degree – $4000 will be disbursed to the successful applicant upon registration for the MA degree programme in the first semester and the balance of $6000 to be disbursed upon confirmation of the applicant’s candidature.
• Doctor of Philosophy – $5000 will be disbursed to the successful applicant in the first semester of the PhD programme and the balance of $10000 will be disbursed upon confirmation of the applicant’s candidature.
• Research Grant – Payment will be made in stages depending on research duration and upon submission of research progress reports.

  • MA candidates:
    – Open to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents with First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours only.
  • For PhD Candidates:
    – Open to all with an excellent academic record, regardless of nationality.
  • Research Grants:
    – Open to all with an excellent academic record, regardless of nationality.
    – At least 2 years working experience in research.
  • A very good command of Malay and English language.
  • Applicants should not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary during the prescribed period of the MAS Scholarship.
How to Apply
  • The application form for Scholarship can be found online. See link below
  • The application for Research Grant can be found online.
    • Send supporting documents, hardcopy of the completed application form to ALC/NIE. For Research Grant, applicants must submit 2 samples of publication and certified true copy of transcripts of results from previous educational institutions.
    • Application should reach ALC/NIE by the closing date. Late submission will not be entertained.
    • Recommendation letters from TWO referees to be sent to ALC/NIE directly.
    • Selected applicant will be interviewed.
    • Incomplete applications will be rejected. Regretfully, submissions will not be returned.

    All application forms with attached supporting documents must reach ALC/NIE before the closing date of 15th February.
    Asian Languages & Cultures Academic Group
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616

Deadline: 15th September to 30th November of each calendar year.
Click here for more details and to apply

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